Bangladesh grabs win in 100th test

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Bangladesh clinched a historic four-wicket win in their 100th Test match, also their first ever Test victory against Sri Lanka, to secure a series draw Sunday.Needing 191 to win, the tourists reached their target losing six wickets in the final session. Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 82, his 22nd Test half-century and shared 109 runs for the second wicket with Shabbir Rahman (41).Sri Lanka spinners hit back with four late wickets, but it wasn’t enough to prevent an upset win for Bangladesh.Sri Lanka batted first, having won the toss, and made 338 in its first innings. Bangladesh were bowled out for 467, a 129-run first innings lead. Sri Lanka then made 319 in its second innings.Iqbal and Rahman stalled a potential collapse of Bangladesh’s chase with a 109-run partnership for the third wicket after Sri Lanka captain Rangan Herath took two wickets in successive deliveries to leave the tourists struggling on 22 for two.Iqbal faced 124 deliveries for his 82 runs that included seven boundaries and a six. He was brilliantly caught by Dinesh Chandimal in the outfield off offspinner Dilruwan Perera. Rahman made 42 before being trapped lbw by Perera.Shakib Al Hasan was bowled by Perera on 15 and Mosaddek Hossain (13) was caught by wicketkeeper Nirishan Dickwella off Herath.UNBEATEN 22Captain Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 22. Mehedi Hasan scored the winning runs for Bangladesh.”Really feel great,” Rahim said. “After losing the first Test, we knew that if were play to our potential we are good enough to beat this side, although they won the first Test convincingly.”It will be a big boost for the team because, in the last few Test series, we played really well but didn’t get the result we wanted.”Of the 17 Test matches played between the sides previously, Sri Lanka won 15 while two were drawn.Perera took three wickets for 59, while Herath had three for 75.The hosts won the first Test by 259 runs.last_img read more

Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game

first_imgAdamson coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren said the Falcons’ 80-74 loss to defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament came down to crucial calls.“We shouldn’t let the referees decide the game,” said Pumaren Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The first was Ben Mbala’s block on Sarr which looked to be a goaltend violation, in Pumaren’s eyes and the video replay, and the second was the foul call on Jerie Pingoy as the Adamson point guard wrestled the ball away from Kib Montalbo.“I don’t want to sound like a sour grape but it showed there were a couple of calls that were questionable.”With the loss, the Soaring Falcons fell to a 6-4 card but stayed at the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down Tamaraws Arguably the biggest controversial call of the game was Papi Sarr getting called with a three-second violation with 49 seconds left in the game with the Soaring Falcons down by only two, 74-72.What made the call questionable was that official call was a three-second violation while the baseline referee called an offensive foul on Sarr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“First of all I don’t think that was a three-second violation,” said Pumaren. “That was crucial, the refs made the decision.”A couple of more plays in the third quarter also left Pumaren bewildered. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

JFK Health Workers on Strike – Again

first_imgAs the Ebola threat lingers, health workers at Liberia’s largest referral hospital, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, have gone on strike again.Scores of health practitioners gathered before the Capitol Building yesterday to register their protest against JFK administrators for changing their status by removing them from JFK’s employment to the Ministry of Health’s payroll, contrary to the policy establishing the hospital.   Presenting their petition to members of the House of Representatives, the health workers reported that after returning from two weeks of self-quarantine authorized by the administrators, about 110 of them were issued memos signed by the Human Resource Manager, Ms. Mordu Lawrence, under the subject, “Status Change”.Speaking on behalf of the petitioners, Madam Amelia N. Geedeh stated that the entire JFK work force was then asked to attend a mass meeting on Thursday, October 9, but the meeting was later rescheduled for October 16.In that meeting, Madam Geedeh said, the General Administrator of JFK, Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald, informed the workers of TNIMA that the hospital lacks the capacity to maintain its full staff due to the slow intake of patients and the ongoing renovations of the medical, pediatric and surgical wards.  Dr. McDonald further informed us that she would be turning us over to the Ministry of Health for reassignment to various hospitals and clinics and that our risk benefits will be paid by the Ministry and not through the JFK, lamented Madam Geedeh.   We were also told by Dr. McDonald that only our regular salaries will be paid and not the incentives and furthermore that JFK will remain closed until such time she and members of her administration deem it fit to reopen the hospital said Geedeh.  “We were advised that Dr. Bernice Dahn, the Chief Medical Officer, would bring us contracts for our individual signatures,” Madam Geedeh said.The protestors considered the memo a scheme by JFK management to evade its obligation to the health workers, wondering, “How can the country’s largest referral medical facility lack the capacity in these critical times?”“JFK is not paying salaries from fees it collects from patients, but the hospital is included in the national budget.“The discouraging part is how they could close the medical, pediatric and surgical wards to the public under the pretext of renovation when all of these wards were functional prior to and even during the Ebola outbreak? This is a clear attempt to deny the poor Liberians treatment from other illnesses that are not Ebola related,” the protestors’ spokesperson declared.The social workers resisted attempts to have their names inserted into the Ministry’s payroll under the arrangement of “Status Change”, saying, “We are not contractors.”The workers called on their lawmakers to ensure that insurance and other benefits are given workers and staff who are in the thick of the ongoing Ebola health crisis.Receiving the petition, Monterrado County Representative Gabriel Nyenkan assured the health workers of the Legislature’s interest and concern.He maintained that the House will act robustly to find a timely solution to the unfortunate situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man murdered for picking up “Bone Face” late

first_imgTwo men were murdered about an hour apart on Wednesday and Police say one of the murders is linked to another killing which took place earlier that day.In the linked killings, Police said Jackie “Bucky” Peruza, 36, was shot at while driving his white Nissan Tiida along John John Road, Laventille, Trinidad at about 18:00h Wednesday. Police said Peruza jumped out his vehicle and ran a short distance before collapsing after his pants fell to his ankle.Police said Peruza, who was friends with Matthew “Bone Face” Luke, was murdered for failing to pick Luke up at a requested time.Luke was gunned down at Caura Hospital Wednesday morning. Peruza was supposed to have picked up Luke but was late resulting in Luke’s death. Both men were from Plaisance Terrace Block 8, Laventille.In the second killing that took place on Wednesday evening, 32-year-old Terrence Bailey was killed near his Paria Walk, Brasso Seco home.Police said at about 19:00h Bailey was walkibg with his wife when a gunman opened fire on him. He ran a short distance and collapsed.(TT Guardian)last_img read more

2 nabbed with ganja, ammunition

first_imgTwo persons are in Police custody after 333 grams of cannabis and 100 live rounds of ammunition were found in their possession at Seven Miles, Potaro Road, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Reports are ranks of the F Division (Interior locations) conducted a search on Saturday morning at about 06:30h on a lorry which was heading to the interior. During the search, the items were unearthed in the vehicle.As such the two men were arrested as investigations continue.last_img

Textbook shortage hits Queens College

first_imgTeachers of Queen’s College, located at Camp Road and Thomas Lands, Georgetown, have complained about the lack of textbooks for their students, which has resulted in several inconveniences and delayed lessons.Fed up with the situation, one teacher reached out to Guyana Times on Wednesday, indicating that they are without adequate teaching materials to complete a day’s work. While textbooks are available for teachers, students were told to purchase their own. As customary, textbooks for compulsory subjects, such as mathematics, are provided. They are now left to wait until everyone has acquired the relevant textbooks.Queen’s College“We have to tell students to purchase their own textbooks. In the third form class, you have them doing over 16 subjects. This past week, most of them would have bought some of the books but what about the other subjects? Will the other teachers have to wait?” the teacher questioned.Meanwhile, it was also mentioned that some students are finding it difficult to garner all of the necessary books, owing to their families’ financial obligations.“Our children are coming from all over. We have some staying in the dorms because they’re living far from Georgetown. Some of them simply cannot buy all of these books. It’s very expensive. I don’t know what we’re going to do until all of them get all of these books. This is always a problem at the school. You have other senior schools being supplied and we’re left to fend for ourselves. We didn’t distribute textbooks to almost all of our senior class,” the teacher lamented.This newspaper was unable to reach the school’s principal for a comment on the shortage.Queens College is placed amongst the top five schools and has produced commendable results at both the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).The Education Ministry was asked to look into the matter and hopefully ensure that they are rectified, this newspaper was told.Earlier this year, a report from the Auditor General had flagged the Education Ministry for not complying “in all material respects” with the relevant Acts, regulations and policies regarding the procurement of textbooks in 2016.The findings highlighted, “Internal controls were weak and not functioning in some instances. Moreover, pertinent records were not properly maintained. Whilst relevant records were also not located and submitted for audit scrutiny. In addition, the manner and environment in which textbooks were stored presented a health and safety hazard”.The report noted that in the year 2016, some $506 million was budgeted for the Education Ministry to procure textbooks for nursery, primary and secondary schools. It went on to note that $35.064 million was paid in excess of the Ministry’s approved allocation under Line Item 6224 for the nursery and primary levels.“This represented a misallocation of expenditure, which is a breach of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act 2003… The Ministry entered into contracts exceeding its approval allocation by $36.534 million. This is also a breach of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act 2003, which prohibits agencies from entering into contract that exceeds its approval allotment for any given period,” the AG report had stated.last_img read more

Azusa goes wild, 16-1

first_imgThe game was called in the fifth inning because of the mercy rule. ” Brenes, who walked leadoff hitter Junior Nova on four pitches, faced 10 batters and lasted only a third of an inning. After giving up Martinez’s homer, he walked two more batters and hit three others, prompting Rosemead coach Mark Paramo to make a change. “I was just trying to get a couple of innings out of him,” Paramo said, explaining that with some of his best pitchers ineligible because of academic problems and another game scheduled for today, Rosemead was stretched thin. “None of these guys have thrown a varsity inning. It was just a tough game.” AZUSA – Rosemead High School showed up late for the start of the baseball season, arriving at Azusa only 15 minutes before game time because of a bus problem. They might have been better off staying home. The Panthers, playing short-handed, had trouble throwing strikes from the start, allowing the Aztecs to deliver a 16-1 blowout in an Arcadia Elks Tournament game Friday. Azusa scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by a three-run home run from Aaron Martinez, as it took advantage of Rosemead right-hander Adam Brenes’ wildness. center_img Azusa continued to score runs against reliever Danny Leanos, collecting eight hits in the second inning for another six runs. That included a three-run home run that Nova hit over the left-field wall. “I told the guys to just wait for pitches they liked,” Martinez said. “It seems like when you put some hits together, they kind of just multiply.” Nova was effective in his three innings of work, allowing only one run in the top of the first when Carlos Camarena lofted a blooper into shallow right field that fell for an RBI triple. Martinez was pleased to see Azusa start its season strong after making the playoffs the past few years, though he would like the Aztecs to work more on their defense. “We have a good program here and I want to keep it going,” he said. Meanwhile, Rosemead knows it has a lot to work on. “(We’re going to) use this as a measuring stick of the progress we need to make,” Paramo said. “I was very happy and fortunate after that first inning,” Azusa first-year coach Mike Martinez said. “Those guys made me look good. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2684 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Insider Trading: Man United to miss out on midfielder? Plus, latest Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham news

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He discusses Manchester United’s move for Bayern Munich stalwart Bastian Schweinsteiger, and claims the Bayern Munich star is set to stay at the Bundesliga side.One central midfielder who could be on his way to Old Trafford though is Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, with the two clubs edging closer to a deal for the France man.There’s also the latest on Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos’ switch to the north west, and Nathaniel Clyne’s move from the Saints to Liverpool, which is due to be completed on Wednesday.In other news, Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been linked with Tottenham, with Emmanuel Adebayor possibly moving in the other direction.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on Dzeko set for Manchester City stay as agent rubbishes Roma speculationInter Milan turn attentions to Chelsea starTottenham transfer report: Deal for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente edging closerLyon make £7m bid for West Ham targetRoma striker Mattia Destro closes in on £10m move to MonacoReports: Liverpool AND West Ham in talks with Monaco over £21m-rated defenderInter Milan make signing Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva top priorityDutch prodigy ‘95% certain’ to leave Barcelona for LiverpoolInter Milan move step closer in race for Manchester United targetReports – Chelsea in advanced talks with Atletico Madrid over starReal Madrid to move for Man City target if they lose Sergio Ramos to Man UnitedManchester United to move for this World Cup star if David De Gea joins Real Madrid?Arsenal starlet set to join Championship side Ipswich Town on loanlast_img read more


first_imgYou Are Not AloneThe HSE wishes to acknowledge the recent tragic death of a young person in your community. At a time like this it is important to know that there is support available.The HSE has set up a Helpline for Donegal people, which is available every day from 12noon to 10pm throughout Christmas and New Year. This Helpline can be contacted at 1850 400 911. A Donegal Youth Helpline for young people is available 24hours a day every day throughout Christmas and New Year at 1800 50 40 40.Other useful supports may include;Console National freephone helpline – 1800 201 890 support to anyone bereaved by suicideLiving Links – 087 9286007 –practical help, information and support to persons bereaved by suicide If anyone is worried about how any member of their family is coping please talk to your GP or if it is an after hours emergency the NOWDOC service (Tel. No. 1850400911). Your GP will, where needed, discuss with you a referral to an appropriate HSE service or visit,, YOU ARE NOT ALONE – HSE ISSUES HELPLINE NUMBERS was last modified: December 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:YOU ARE NOT ALONE – HSE ISSUES HELPLINE NUMBERSlast_img read more


first_imgThe St Conal’s garden crew with their pumpkinsWould you like the opportunity to grow your own vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers? If so then the community gardens at St Conal’s Letterkenny is the place to become the modern day good-lifer!Since its inception in 2010 the garden has grown into a natural , sustainable and healthy community. The garden which holds over forty outdoor plots alongside four polytunnels, fruit picking orchards and an indoor gazebo is now accepting names from individuals for the 2014 growing season plot spaces. Alongside your plot space this year you will have the opportunity to get involved in tutored garden time and also some competitive growing!You can grow all sorts in the St Conal’s Garden!Community gardener Joanne Butler will be on hand one day a week to offer assistance and advice to all growers at St Conal’s.“Next year we will start a seed sharing & saving scheme along with a possible box scheme being launched at the garden ”One of the community groups involved in the garden this year is Cara House who are finishing up a very successful garden course there. Participants not only learned practical horticulture but also built a pallet garden, had a go at pumpkin carving, and made christmas pots which go on sale in a few weeks time .Chairperson of the gardens Ann Wilkilson said “increasing consumer interest in where our food comes from combined with concerns about air miles, GM foods and sustainability has led to a community garden renaissance here in which I firmly believe is growing by the year.”So if you would like to get growing with outdoor exercise and relaxation then come on and get involved in the community gardens at St Conal’s.Plot spaces are limited so call Ann on 0868591619 for more information .Busy at work potting some plants. ST CONALS COULD PLANT A NEW IDEA IN YOUR HEAD was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Joanne ButlerSt Conal’s Gardenlast_img read more